Advanced Class 2016

Christmas at Kaunoa

Many students in Advanced Ukulele have taken classes from me since I began teaching at Kaunoa in January 2009 and continue today. Many students graduated from 1 of 4 Ukulele Mele Beyond the Basics 6-month classes held from 2009-2011 and then asked to continue in this performing class. For the first two years of Christmas parties at Kaunoa in 2013 and 2014, the Advanced Class performed while everyone else sang-along to the Christmas songs. Starting in 2015, students from all ukulele classes played the songs together (no performance) at the Christmas parties.

(Photo taken of Apo, Ellen, Beverly, Andrea, Mele, Rich, Holly, Janet, Kathleen, and Charles of the Advanced Ukulele Class at the 4th Annual Christmas Party, 14 December at Kaunoa, 2016)

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Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele. She is an experienced educator with over 50+ years experience playing the 'ukulele and entertaining worldwide. Mele performs with her husband in the duo "The Hawaiian Serenaders" and leads student groups. In 1996, the duo represented the State of Hawai'i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mele and her husband Richard Tom were both born and raised on Oahu and now reside in Maui.